Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version)

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Listening....


1 Kings 3:9 "Here's what I want: Give me a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between good and evil. For who on their own is capable of leading your glorious people?"

I love God with all of my heart, there is no doubt about that. Sometimes though, I don't listen so well. I go about my day, too busy, too distracted, I listen to others, co-workers, my daughter, my friends, I respond openly to requests made of me, I even do it with a grateful heart.....most of the time.....BUT..... I don't listen to the one I should be listening to all the time. Don't get me wrong, there are days when the message is loud and clear and I feel so connected to God. The days when the message is more gentle, more quiet, I have to admit, my listening skills leave much to be desired. So, today, tomorrow....etc....I am asking Him to give me a GOD listening heart so that I can do HIS work, so that I too can discern the difference between good and evil. How is your heart today? Is it listening?

Blessings,

2 comments:

Denise @ A Sacred Longing said...

An attentive life is one that we all need to purposefully seek. A living practice of listening is a discipline that doesn't come easy in a world full of distraction. I know that full well. And yet, I try some days better than others. So, like you, I am learning to listen.

Shalom,
Denise

Faith Imagined said...

I love your words, "God listening heart'. I will be praying that God gives me the same! BTW, loved your post over at Filled of Praise!!!